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  1. Stephen King Spoiled ‘Game of Thrones,’ But Sigur R&o...

    Zach Dionne

    As you read all this Thronery, go ahead and listen to Sigur Ros's rendition of "The Rains of Castamere," a.k.a. the song you hear before you and everyone you love [spoilers redacted] right in the middle of [spoilers redacte...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  2. Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. Leave the ‘New Girl&rsquo...

    Zach Dionne

    A movie called Let's Be Cops lets you know right up front it's not going to reinvent the wheel. So if two of New Girl's lovable leading gentlemen reenacting Superbad and The Other Guys and 21 Jump Street is up your alley, that'll...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  3. Moneyball …; But With Money

    Jonah Keri

    Not too long ago, David Ortiz looked like he might be cooked. Boston's hulking DH had posted huge numbers through the first three and a half months of the 2012 season, hitting .316/.414/.609 with 23 homers and 25 doubles in just 89 games...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  4. Great Expectations, Great Variations

    Jonah Keri

    In many ways, spring training is an outdated ritual. Players work out year-round, so the notion that they need to run wind sprints with teammates to get back into shape is pretty antiquated. Hitters do benefit from facing live pitching, and pitchers...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  5. The 20 Overlooked Performances That Should (But Won't) Get Oscar ...

    Wesley Morris

    Academy Award voters have until tomorrow at 5 p.m. to turn in their nomination ballots, and when the nominations are announced on January 16, there will be six whole weeks to cry and carp about who was robbed. The following list isn't intended to rem...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  6. Grantland Channel's NBA Countdown Video Extravaganza: The Blazers...

    Grantland Channel

    Three NBA Countdown videos? Three NBA Countdown videos! Happy holidays! Above, Bill Simmons tells the tale of the resurgent Portland Trail Blazers, who won it all in 1977 only to watch bad draft picks and bad luck lead to decades of frustration for t...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  7. Maidana vs. Broner: The Unraveling

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Athletes should not be judged for losing, only for the way they handle losing, which means that on Saturday night in San Antonio, Adrien Broner, the undefeated champion of three weight classes, had some outs. Sure, he was in the middle of getting bea...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  8. NBA Shootaround: Swish Kids

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. You'll find takes on moments you might've missed from the previous night, along with ones you will remember forever. Dinner Is Served Chris Ryan:...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  9. The deaths of Robert Sitter and David Gerken Jr. after a Buffalo ...

    Thomas Golianopoulos

    Two mysterious deaths in the shadow of one NFL game.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2013
  10. Black Mirror, Episode 3, 'The Entire History of You': Total Redo

    Emily Yoshida

    For six weeks, I will be responding to the British sci-fi series Black Mirror, which originally premiered on Channel 4 in 2011 and is currently making its debut on North American television via DirecTV. These are not meant to be strict recaps, but th...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  11. Afternoon Links: Batkid Saves San Francisco, Our Hearts

    Zach Dionne

    A 5-year-old leukemia patient named Miles got to play Batman Jr. on Friday, courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and 10,000 amazing volunteers in San Francisco. There was a packed itinerary — Batmobile driving, rescuing a woman the Riddler ti...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  12. A Brief History of Terrence Howard Explaining How He Got Screwed ...

    Zach Dionne

    Terrence Howard helped build the Iron Man franchise, not in the sense that he played a character whose name I remember, but in the sense that he was in the first movie. But when Iron Man 2 rolled up two years later, Howard was gone and Don Cheadle wa...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  13. Brian Holloway's House

    Jay Caspian Kang

    An NFL player's empty home. A massive teenage party. A tailor-made story of social-media shaming and a former star wronged. Until you dig deeper, that is.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2013
  14. A 100 Percent Spoiler-Free Guide to Why You Should Watch Black Mi...

    Emily Yoshida

    I have given myself the unenviable task of encouraging you to watch the U.K. series Black Mirror, which makes its long-awaited legal-platform debut on DirecTV's Audience network. (If you don't have DirecTV and are interested in watching it, I'm sure ...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  15. New Girl Asks Damon Wayans Jr. to Stick Around

    Zach Dionne

    After returning for what was planned as a four-episode arc, Damon Wayans Jr. is now going to ride out the rest of New Girl's third season. Wayans appeared in the pilot as Coach, then vanished to try keeping the ill-fated ship known as Happy Endings a...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  16. Machete Kills Is DOA ... and Other Dispatches From the Smaller Co...

    Wesley Morris

    Machete Kills, directed by Robert Rodriguez It's a shame that Robert Rodriguez is trapped in the shadow of Quentin Tarantino. After Grindhouse it felt like together they were Wham! and apart one was George Michael and the other was the guy who put u...

    Blog | October 15, 2013